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Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 8, Issue 1–2, pp 173–178 | Cite as

Indigenous ecological knowledge systems and development

  • Ellen Woodley
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Abstract

This paper reviews a selection of the literature that focuses on indigenous ecological knowledge systems and the accompanying cosmology and myth. Traditional ecological knowledge may not be obvious to the western trained scientist or the development worker since it may be disguised in the form of cosmology and ritual. The paper argues that the development process must be based on an understanding of traditional ecological knowledge if projects are to be sustainable both environmentally and sociologically.

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Development Process Veterinary Medicine Knowledge System Agricultural Economic Development Worker 
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